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November 2009

Monday 30th November 2009
Kingstonian 2-3 Crystal Palace
A young Crystal Palace team put an end to K's cup hopes for the season following a three-two win at Kingsmeadow.

Christian Jolley opened the scoring for the K's with a header on the half hour mark, though the momentum of the game changed midway through the game as the Eagles scored on either side of half time. Taureen Roberts knocked in a rebound a minute before half time before Ibra Sekassa scored a second in the 51st minute.

Max Hustwick's 80th minute headed goal levelled the scores, but Palace retook the advantage through substitute Rhys Williamson-Murrel with five minutes to go. This turned out to be the winning goal as K's were denied in stoppage time, first seeing th e ball roll along the goal line following a scramble and then when Jolley was denied a penalty shout in the final moments.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Saturday 28th November 2009
Kingstonian 1-0 Carshalton Athletic
Kingstonian made it a league double over Carshalton Athletic after again taking all three points following a late goal.

Carshalton's Richard Jolly had come closest, seeing his second half drive come back off the frame of the goal, but it was league top scorer Bobby Traynor at the other end who struck in the 87th minute, via the boot of visiting defender Joe Dolan.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Carshalton
The manager spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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Friday 27th November 2009
Chippenham match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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Wednesday 25th November 2009
Update from Alan Dowson
Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Speculation seems to be part of the game these days and you just get on with it, but I've been getting a lot of questions about Dean Lodge. The fact of the matter is that like any other player he is not immune to injury and has been out of the last few games with a dead leg. It's frustrating that's it's taken longer than we hoped to get him back but he's failed fitness tests before each game and has had to watch from the sidelines.

"I can't speak highly enough of the lad as he's really grown on and off the pitch over the last couple of months. There's a real sense of commitment and maturity about him now and he's a pleasure to work with. He's been receiving treatment and is desperate to be back in the side on Saturday."
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Monday 23rd November 2009
Hornchurch game re-arranged
The away league game against AFC Hornchurch has been re-arranged for Tuesday 8th December, kick off 7.45pm at Bridge Avenue.
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Sunday 22nd November 2009
Kingstonian 0-2 Chippenham Town
Kingstonian went crashing out of the FA Trophy in the final qualifying round following a two-nil loss at home to Chippenham Town.

John Davis opened the scoring for the Amaretto League visitors on the stroke of half time before adding a decisive second midway through the second half. Mo Harkin went closest for the K's, with a strike against the crossbar in the first half.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Chippenham
The manager spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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Thursday 19th November 2009
Kingstonian New Year Draw
New Year Draw tickets will be on sale at upcoming home games from Vicky Jones in the clubhouse main foyer or from the club shop. The draw will take place at the New Year Party taking place on 2nd January at Kingsmeadow (details to follow).

1st prize: Weekend break for two in Paris
2nd prize: 150
3rd prize: 50

There will be a number of other prizes also up for grabs, and the Supporters Club would be very grateful for any donations at the club shop.
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Supporters Club draw
The third Supporters Club draw for club shop vouchers has taken place, with another 5 winners added to the 50 from the start of the season. Winning names can be found on the Supporters Club page, and with draws continuing throughout the course of the season for another 45 tickets make sure you join up if you already haven't done so!
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Boreham Wood match report
The report of Tuesday's game is now available.
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Wednesday 18th November 2009
Late availability for Kerry Dixon Evening
Due to some late returns there are now twenty tickets available for this Friday's "Evening with Kerry Dixon and Friends", priced at 20 each or 175 for a table of ten. Please contact Pete Bowers at marketing@kingstonian.net to book.

On the night Kerry's good friend from Chelsea Neil Barnett will provide the star turns and an audience of 160+ will also be able to meet special guests, former England goalkeeper Peter Bonetti and Garry Stanley.

The evening kicks off at 8pm and the Sesame Indian food buffet will commence at 8.30pm, before the stars of the evening take centre stage at around 9.45pm.

There will be a cash raffle and an auction of signed framed shirts from today's Stamford Bridge stars such as John Terry, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard. As well as the stars attending there will also be many well known characters from the non-league scene joining us.
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Tuesday 17th November 2009
Boreham Wood 0-1 Kingstonian
A 79th minute Bobby Traynor penalty was enough to settle a tight game at Broughinge Road to send Kingstonian up to third in the league table.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Boreham Wood
The manager spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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Saturday 14th November 2009
Kingstonian 2-3 Tonbridge Angels
Kingstonian beat the heavens to play, but the angels had the last laugh as ten-man Tonbridge won by three goals to two.

Debutant Liam Harwood - featuring for his third club against the K's this season - poked home the opening goal in the 3rd minute before Bobby Traynor slotted in a 7th minute equaliser.

Lee Minshull added a second for the visitors midway through the half before Paul Booth's tight angle-shot made it three going in to half time.

The outcome was put into doubt when Tom Bryant was sent off with a quarter of an hour remaining for handling on the line. Traynor converted the penalty, but the closest his side could get to levelling the scores again was substitute Lewis Cook's parried strike.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Friday 13th November 2009
Wealdstone game arranged
The home league game against Wealdstone has been arranged for Monday 18th January, kick off 7.45pm at Kingsmeadow.
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Young Carers Network
The Old Malden Safer Neighbourhood Team will be guests of the club at tomorrow's game, attending with a group from the Young Carers Network. The project receives no central funding so relies on fundraising, and there will duly be a bucket collection at the game.
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Wednesday 11th November 2009
Sponsored walk
This year's sponsored walk will take place on Saturday 12th December 2009, leaving Kingsmeadow at 12pm for the game at Sutton's Gander Green Lane ground. The planned route, through Worcester Park is a well-worn one and is approximately 5 miles. There's a return journey too, though it is left to individuals to decide if they wish to walk one or both ways!

The walk is open to anyone with a comfortable pair of shoes/trainers and a willingness to support the event, benefiting the St John Ambulance and Kingstonian FC. There is no minimum or maximum amount which needs to be raised so ask family, friends, neighbours, work/school, colleges or whoever else you can think of to sponsor you either per mile or as a total and help us raise lots of cash for two very worthy causes. Forms can be found on the download forms page.

Please note that this event is subject to progress in the FA Trophy, in which case a new walk will be arranged.
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Tuesday 10th November 2009
Walton Casuals match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Maidstone match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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Monday 9th November 2009
Walton Casuals 4-3 Kingstonian
Kingstonian exited the Championship Manager Cup by the odd goal in seven at Walton Casuals in a match which they had threatened to run riot in.

Christian Jolley struck the opening goal in only the second minute, and was quick to double his tally in the 8th minute when stealing past home goalkeeper Chico Ramos. Jolley, Matt Gray and Francis Duku were all denied before former K's striker James Rose pulled a goal back in a moment of confusion at the other end before half time.

Another former K's man - Craig Lewington - found the back of the net to level the scores after the break, though the erratic Ramos handed back the lead in the 63rd minute after illegally picking up a backpass. Lewis Cook blasted in the resulting free kick.

Ramos was almost punished towards the end when he let a throughball slip through his legs. The missed chances came back to haunt K's as substitute Martin Grant struck superbly twice in the final minutes to swing the result to the home team.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I thought we played well for much of the match, passed the ball around well, and with a bit more luck would have scored more goals. Credit to Walton Casuals for sticking in there though and coming back like they did. we'll be more careful not to let that happen in the other cups."

Full details of the match are now available.
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Fixture update
The FA Trophy final qualifying round game at home to Chippenham Town has been arranged for Sunday 22nd November, kick off 3pm at Kingsmeadow.

As a result, the league games against AFC Hornchurch and Wealdstone originally scheduled for 21st November and 23rd November have been postponed.
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Saturday 7th November 2009
Maidstone United 1-3 Kingstonian
Kingstonian struck three times to take all three points at Homeland against Maidstone United.

Bobby Traynor opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 51st minute, before former K's man James Pinnock levelled from the other penalty spot on the hour mark.

Dean Lodge restored the lead in the 70th minute, with a low strike that squeezed through goalkeeper Jamie Turner's gloves, before substitute Christian Jolley further compounded Turner's misery by robbing him of the ball to slot in a third before the end.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Friday 6th November 2009
Rob Tolfrey
The club are pleased to announce the signing of goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey (22) from Horsham.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We were close to signing Rob last season from Whyteleafe just before he moved to Horsham. We want two good goalkeepers pushing eachother, just like Luke and Ashlee were recently, so we had to move quickly."
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Wednesday 4th November 2009
Update from Alan Dowson
Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I've been working on a couple of targets this week but am disappointed that news has leaked out about both as we like to only mention deals when they're done.

The first is goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey from Horsham. We were close to signing Rob last season from Whyteleafe before he chose to move to Horsham instead. So he's an excellent goalie who we've tried to get before, but this time we have agreed terms and I expect the paperwork to be signed tomorrow at training. I've heard suggestions that Horsham say it's for more money but he'll be here because he wants to be, not for any more money than he's on at the moment.

"We also put in a seven day approach for striker Byron Harrison at Ashford Town (Middx) but haven't had any luck as they believe they'll be due some compensation due to his age and terms he's been offered there."
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Loan arrangements
Liam Collins will be joined by fellow midfielder Tommy Williams on loan at Leatherhead as both players have their loan deals extended into a second month. Meanwhile, Adam Thompson's loan at Merstham ends on Saturday.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Liam and Tommy just had a couple of knocks and need to build some momentum so it makes sense all round to give them some extra time out on loan. Adam should be ready to join up with us again on Monday."
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Christian Jolley
The club is pleased to announce that midfielder Christian Jolley has signed a contract with the club. Christian joined the club in the summer after impressing in pre-season.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Chris is a fast young player who's got a lot of potential. Ian Pearce introduced him to us in the summer and I know they're keeping tabs on him at Lincoln, and the same goes for a handful of other clubs. As things go, we're pleased with how he's developing and have more to look forward to."
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Monday 2nd November 2009
Social at the Royal Oak
A social event has been organised at The Royal Oak pub, 261 Ewell Road in Tolworth, this Sunday 8th November from 3pm. There will be a food buffet, live top of the table Premier League action on the big screen and a chance to win some great football memorabilia in the raffle.

Manager Alan comments, "We try to get out and about in the community as much as we can and haven't had a do at the Royal Oak yet so what better timing. I hear it's usually popular with Chelsea fans, but there will be no one more welcome than K's fans on Sunday."
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FA Trophy draw
Kingstonian have been drawn at home to Chippenham Town in the third and final qualifying round of the FA Trophy.

The game is likely to take place on Sunday 22nd November, resulting in the postponement of the AFC Hornchurch and Wealdstone games originally set for the Saturday and Monday.
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Hendon match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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Sunday 1st November 2009
Surrey Cup game arranged
Kingstonian will host Crystal Palace in the second round of the Surrey Senior Cup on Monday 30th November, kick off 7.45pm at Kingsmeadow.

Admission prices for this game will be 6 (adults), 4 (concessions) and 2 (juniors).
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Joel Ledgister
Midfielder Joel Ledgister has been released by the club at his own request.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Joel's come and seen me and asked to be released as he thinks he's got a chance to play pro football so good luck to him."
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Ryan Lake
Defender Ryan Lake has left the club by mutual consent to join Walton & Hersham. Ryan joined the club in the summer from Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Ryan's a good player but has had a tough time of things with injury and personal circumstances. He's been getting games at Egham but needs to be playing in this league so is going to Walton, where I know he'll do well."
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